They Called Us Enemy is an autobiographical graphic novel from George Takei. Instead of dealing with his time as an actor, most of the book is focused on his childhood, specifically growing up during World War 2 and living in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. It’s a horrible story that highlights a really dark part of modern American history. It’s told through the Takei as a child, which contrasts with the way the adults see what’s happening. He sees it as almost an adventure, and it’s only as he’s gotten older that he’s come to understand what’s actually happened. It’s really sad and genuinely moving, tugging at your heart strings as you watch a family being torn from their normal life down to pure prejudice. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about genuine experiences about the internment camps.
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